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Newly-promoted Army General Allegedly Extorts Peacekeepers, Collects $8000 – Report

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Concerns are emerging over recent promotions of senior military officers sanctioned by President Nana Akufo-Addo, as reports indicate that a specific officer has lodged a complaint against the Military High Command.

This officer, formerly a Brigadier General, is under scrutiny for alleged misconduct, particularly for engaging in extortion practices involving soldiers on peacekeeping missions.

The accused officer purportedly engaged in the sale of United Nations Peacekeeping slots to soldiers who were not eligible for such missions since 2019. In doing so, he reportedly deprived soldiers who were legitimately eligible for peace missions to countries like Sudan, The Gambia, Mali, and Lebanon.

It is reported that the officer extorted up to US$8000 from soldiers returning from peace missions. While these soldiers received US$12,700 for their service, the accused officer allegedly took US$8000 from their earnings, leaving them with only US$4,000.

Some of the soldiers who were not originally qualified for peacekeeping missions were allegedly selected by the senior officer through payment of US$8000, using a vague label “GOC Admin.” This situation led to some soldiers repeatedly participating in these missions while others were excluded.

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Despite the petition filed against the senior officer detailing these allegations of misconduct, it is claimed that the military high command treated the matter with disdain. Instead of facing consequences for his actions, the accused officer has been promoted and assigned to critical responsibilities.

This development has stirred discontent among soldiers and officers alike, prompting discussions about the apparent decline in the Ghana Armed Forces’ integrity.

he Herald over the weekend, intercepted the list of military officers who had been elevated. They included;

Maj Gen Aryeetey – National College of Defence Studies (NCDS)

Maj Gen Onwona – GAFCSC Comdt

Brig Gen Aphour – Maj Gen DCOS Ops& trg

Brig Gen Gyandu – IPSO to Trg

Brig Gen Asiedu – Trg – IPSO

Brig Gen Tanye Kulono- NCDS Chied Coord

Ntiri – NCDS Snr DS

Brig Gen Gbedawo – GMA Dep Comdt

Brig Gen Wonje – COS at Boundary Commission

Paintsil – promoted Brig Gen – Comd ASOB

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Col GKT Sam – Brig Gen

Col EV Abraham – promoted Brig Gen – Critical Care Hosp Comd

Col Vander Pallen – Brig Gen

Col Salifu- promoted Brig Gen

Col RK Mensah- Dep Comd ASOB

Col KKK Afriffah – HQ TRADOC Chief Coord

Col Wiafe – DES

Col Narh – ACTS Comd

Col Mensah Yawson – Dep Comd Armd Bde

Col Appoh – GHQ DID

Col Atuluk – GMA D Mil Div

Col AY Owusu – Att to Natl Sy

Col Ackah – A/ASEC.

Col Obiri Yeboah – Army HQ, Chief G5. Promoted

Col Buah – GAFCSC (Jnr), CI, Academic Studies. Promoted

Col Ohemeng – Army HQ, Chief G2 (Trg). Promoted

Col Debrah – R List. Promoted

Lt Col Atiogbe – promoted to Col

Lt Col Tenadu – CO 3 Bn

Lt Col Boakye CO ABF

Lt Col Asampong -CO 10 Mech Bn

Lt Col Adams – appt Comd Rear 1 Bn DTBN

Lt Col IK Boako – CO 11 Mech Bn

Lt Col Owusu Afriyie – CO 5 Bn

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Lt Col Korsah -153 Armd Regt

Lt Col Cudjoe – CO JWS

Lt Col Issah – CO ATS

Lt Col Tetteh – CO STS

Lt Col Appau – Jubilee House, office of COS

Lt Col Twumasi – CO 81 Sig Regt

Lt Col Essel – CO Def Sig Regt

Lt Col Avorke – CO BSD

Lt Col Luri – CO Base Workshop

Lt Col Odoom – CO EMETTS

Lt Col Sedor- DS GAFCSC

Lt Col Poku – DS GAFCSC

Lt Col Terpkertey – R List

Lt Col Hassim – DS GAFCSC

Lt Col Korsah – CO 153

Lt Col Issah – CO ATS

 

 

 

 

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